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Motorcycle riders don’t get a lot of respect from other drivers on the road, but who’s going to dare cut you off when you’re cruising around looking like an intergalactic game hunter in this awesome Predator helmet. It’s built on an actual motorcycle helmet, so it’s properly safety rated with an enhanced, sculpted outer shell, a dreadlocks mullet, and even a tri-laser scope.
You’ve seen Newton’s balls before. You might even have one on your desk. You know, the thing that demonstrates energy transference. But I can guarantee you’ve never seen it in action like this before (truth be told, it was faked).
We’ve shown you 6D’s new helmet technology before — elastomeric dampers absorb the forces of low-speed impacts, an area where traditional styrofoam-and-shell helmets fail. Now, that function is better explained in this new video.
Helmets have a relatively simple but important job as far as gear goes: 1) don’t fall off and 2) prevent major brain damage. Given its limited roster of tasks, it would be easy to assume that helmet innovation has probably hit a standstill by now. WRONG. Enter the Giro Combyn: a soft-shell helmet that utilises an impact-absorbing liner that Giro promises can take all sorts of hits over and over and over again.
This video by Keith Melton is monumental: every space helmet in every movie ever, put together for our collective space nerdgasm. It’s a pleasure to watch them all, even more so because of the amazing soundtrack: a perfect David Bowie’s Space Oddity and The Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby mashup.
Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago — an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that’s the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing actual technical innovation to that formula, all in the name of reducing concussions that result from low-speed impacts.